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Time Management Drive Time – Plus

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

When scheduling an appointment for a meeting outside the office be sure to schedule drive time before and after the meeting, plus a little extra time to pack up what you need for the meeting. I have found this tip to be very helpful. It gets me off the phone or out of a meeting in time to prepare myself for the next meeting and get there without feeling pressure to be on time. Read more…

Tips For Outcome-First Meeting Plans

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

I hate meetings! I am busy and don’t have time to attend meetings. Most meetings are a waste of time because they are just an opportunity for the attendees to hear themselves talk. Many meetings have no agenda or the meeting leader lets the meeting get away from them and the agenda isn’t accomplished. If you are meeting to hear reports – DON’T. People can read reports. Read more…

Use Your Time Wisely

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

I was thinking about how best to use my time off today and thought that while I’m thinking I would make some notes. I’ve had something sitting on my desk for about two weeks now that needs to get done. I know that once I focus my attention on it I will spend about an hour on it and then it will be done. Why have I been wasting my time on other things when I could easily get this one task completed and off my “To-Do List?” I often find myself working on something because it’s “convenient,” or seems more “fun” or “interesting.” It seems that my time would be better spent if before beginning a task I gave some thought to the importance of what it is I’m starting to do. Will this task generate revenue? Is this task necessary because of a deadline, like paying bills on time? Is there something more important I could be doing? Asking these and other questions every time I begin a task could actually make me more productive.